Lanvin

Founded by Jeanne Lanvin in 1889, the French designer expanded the label from millinery to feminine dresses of elaborate embellishments and beadings. In 2002, Lanvin was reintroduced to the world with the newly appointed creative director, Alber Elbaz. In 2006, Lucas Ossendrijver was appointed the menswear designer for Lanvin. Raw edges, crinkled textiles, loose tailoring and a hint of playfulness and Parisian chic, Ossendrijver introduces a new level of luxury for the modern dandy. In fall 2010, Lanvin collaborated with the popular high-street label, H&M, to create a collection accessible to the masses. The collection includes accessories and both menswear and womenswear. Lanvin remains to be the oldest fashion house in operation.